After a years-long legal battle, an Egyptian doctor has been found guilty of carrying out FGM.
Protesters in Cairo and elsewhere clashed with police on the fourth anniversary of the 2011 uprising, which ended the autocratic rule of Hosni Mubarak. WARNING: Some of these images may be considered disturbing.
Left-wing activist Shaimaa Sabagh was killed during a demonstration in downtown Cairo. Warning: this post contains graphic images.
After museum officials alleged the pharaoh’s beard was knocked off and quickly glued back on, a task force is planning to file charges.
“It’s like hackers, unidentified kamikazes. It can come up anywhere there’s someone with an [extremist mindset] and a web connection… No one’s ready.” BuzzFeed News’ Sheera Frenkel and Mike Giglio speak with government officials and jihadis alike on the new breed of terror facing the West.
The Egyptian president presents himself as a counterweight to extremism in a speech to the World Economic Forum in Davos.
“The [bathhouse] case has become a kind of fulcrum for different kinds of people to say ‘no’ to different kinds of oppression from the regime,” an activist said. J. Lester Feder and Maged Atef report from Cairo.
The former Egyptian president and his two sons will face a retrial.
No trial court has ever cleared Egyptians of charges of homosexuality in a high profile case, say human rights activists. J. Lester Feder and Maged Atef report for BuzzFeed News from the courthouse in Cairo.
Twenty-six men arrested at a bathhouse have gone on trial in Cairo.
The international human rights lawyer has angered officials in Cairo by identifying several flaws within the Egyptian judicial system.
One journalist’s lawyer tells BuzzFeed News that the new trial could come as soon as next month.
The arrest of the 25-year-old trans woman is the latest in a crackdown on LGBT rights in Egypt that has landed more than 100 people behind bars. Her friend tells BuzzFeed News she fears she may be next.
The eight were originally sentenced to three years in jail for appearing in a video that seemed to show two men exchanging wedding rings.
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“If you are atheist and you heard this announcement, it was like the state saying, ‘We are coming for you next.’”
Ahmed Douma was found to have “insulted the court” after he accused the judge of making anti-opposition comments on Facebook.
“Our society is full of disasters … and if we kept hiding from that without facing those disasters, frankly, we will all be destroyed,” the reporter said of a bathhouse where more than 26 men were arrested on Sunday.
A news team told police that the bathhouse was used for “group perversions,” and plans to air a program on Wednesday on “the dens for spreading AIDS in Egypt.”
State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki caught on hot mic.
The former leader was cleared over the killing of 239 protesters during the 2011 uprising that toppled him from power. Security forces have used tear gas and water cannon to break up anti-Mubarak demonstrations.
Two senior Egyptian army officers were killed ahead of calls for major protests by the Salafist Front, a group calling for a “Muslim youth uprising” to “topple military rule in Egypt.”
An Egyptian Court handed down a not guilty verdict on Thursday, for a doctor who was believed to practice FGM. Human Rights Groups in Egypt say the verdict is a major setback.
The new law would grant the Egyptian president the authority to send foreign nationals on trial in Egypt back to their home countries.
Amal Clooney is part of a new legal team hired to represent Mohamed Fahmy, one of three Al Jazeera journalists who have spent more than 300 days behind bars in Egypt.
This is the most high-profile prosecution of people alleged to be gay in Egypt in more than a decade.
Sanaa Seif, an activist and editor of the documentary about Egypt’s popular uprising, was sentenced to three years for protesting anti-demonstration laws.
Freelance journalist Kimberly Adams was on an Egypt Air flight from Nairobi to Cairo when she was harassed by a fellow passenger. When she tried to report the incident, she was repeatedly discouraged.
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